We got to check out new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art this week, The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art. It officially opens to the public October 13, 2018 and runs through January 20, 2019. Tickets cost $18 for Adults, $15 for Seniors and $12 for Youth ages 7–18.

While O’Keeffe is known for her paintings of flowers, she also had paintings of the desert. She traveled to New Mexico for inspiration which is reflected in the paintings with bones. One of my favorites in the exhibit is the painting titled Horse’s Skull with Pink Rose. It was one of her earliest paintings to feature a skull. When she would visit the desert she would collect the bones of animals and brought them back to her studio to use in her work.

One of the other things I love about the exhibit is the area that allows you to step into the world of O’Keeffe. It is a room that has video surrounding three walls. You can listen to Georgia talk in her own words about the places that inspired her work. I really thought that it is a cool immersive experience.

The Beyond part of the exhibit shows new artists work using O’Keeffe’s themes. There are twenty artists that use themes like bodies, landscapes and flowers. You can certainly see her inspiration in these paintings and sculptures.

For a double bonus, this exhibit is ticketed with Candida Höfer in Mexico. This exhibit features photographs of 25 libraries, convents, theaters, churches, and museums throughout Mexico.

For more information about the exhibit, check out the North Carolina Museum of Art’s website.

Also – this was Tanner’s first exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art.